A lot of people say that losing the Super Bowl is the worst loss you can encounter in football. I disagree.
Getting to experience a Super Bowl and all that comes with it is an experience in itself. Teams learn from that, thrive for it and typically replicate it.
It’s just about getting there. Welcome to the final hurdle.
Conference Championship weekend is upon us, and we’ve unbelievable matchups in store. Kyle Shanahan’s schematically diverse offense go face to face with Green Bay’s one-man show, while Tom Brady looks to dissect Mike Tomlin’s Steelers.
One thing really stands out above all else, and that’s the four great quarterbacks.
Matt Ryan’s not new to this situation, but it doesn’t make good reading for Atlanta enthusiasts. In six postseason games, ‘Matty Ice’ is just 2-4.
While many will argue he’s the shoo-in for MVP this year, I’d like to remind them that he was a Pro Bowler in 2010 and 2012 – two postseasons where he threw five interceptions in three games.
Aaron Rodgers on the other hand – he won’t go down as the greatest quarterback of all time, simply because of Brady’s legacy, but he’s the best quarterback I’ve ever seen and I say that with confidence.
He is why franchises give up the farm to jump the draft board a handful of spots – because they believe their quarterback can change everything, like he does for the Pack. Make no mistake, once he’s in the game, there is a chance.
I want more than anything to see a Brady v Rodgers Super Bowl, but I think that fantasy is dead in the water. This Atlanta defense will attack, and while the Packers are superb in pass blocking situations, some of the stunts that Atlanta will pull on the defensive line will shake Rodgers, who’s going to be down Jordy Nelson again.
The Cowboys almost made them pay – the Falcons are twice as good.
Growing up, the Patriots caused me more pain than anyone else. I have this burning hatred yet undying respect for the greatest coach, in my opinion, of any sport – Bill Belichick is a marvel.
He gets the best out of seemingly average players and schemes them into superstars. Don’t think he can figure out Le’Veon Bell? Think again.
If they stop Bell, they stop Pittsburgh. Big Ben is shaken up and Bell had some personal issues during the week. These are all factors that may leave this decision a tad easier to make. Tom Brady has played thirty-two playoff games for the Patriots. THIRTY-TWO. The only stat more ridiculous is that he’s won TWENTY-THREE of those.
It’s disgusting, but it’s happening. It doesn’t matter what weapons he has, Brady is a lethal weapon.
Houston’s defence hammered him last week and they ran out massive losers. This defense is nowhere near that level. That noise in the background is Tom sharpening his knives – he’s going to carve up this average Pittsburgh team.
Was somewhat taken aback by this line – and still think it’s mad even now that people expect Pittsburgh to get within six points of this New England team in Foxboro.